Boston : Little, Brown, c1987.
Explores the history and current state of the Mediterranean region which became a cradle of civilization.
LibraryThing member hailelib
An interesting and enjoyable book that is quick to read because it is a very visual book full of photos, drawings, and maps. There was a great deal of new to me info as well. For example the origin of the sea and the fact that there were periods when its floor was at the bottom of a vast (dry) chasm which then refilled. Also I never knew about the pygmy elephants and hippos of Malta, Sicily, etc.